This work presents the performances of a new odour scrubber. The reactor is packed with a new structure which enables co-current operations at high gas velocities. Energy consumption and removal efficiency of sulphur compounds by oxidative alkaline scrubbing were studied. The influence of both superficial gas (USG) and liquid (USL) velocities, ranging from 5.6 to 28 m.s−1 and 0.016 to 0.055 m.s−1 respectively, were quantified. Thus, the range of 0.5 to 5 liquid-to-gas mass ratio (L/G) was studied. A comparison has been made with a previous study on static mixers (SM) and with classical random packed towers (PT). It has been shown that superficial liquid and gas velocities have a significant influence on these parameters. Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) abatement reached values up to 99%. As concerns methylmercaptan (CH3SH), the maximal removal efficiency was 87%. As a result, if well scaled-up, our reactor can be a small single stage efficient apparatus for the elimination of low concentrations of sulphur compounds as H2S and CH3SH in high flow rates of polluted gas effluents.
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Research Article| November 01 2006
New compact scrubber for odour removal in wastewater treatment plants
Water Sci Technol (2006) 54 (9): 45–52.
C. Sanchez, A. Couvert, A. Laplanche, C. Renner; New compact scrubber for odour removal in wastewater treatment plants. Water Sci Technol 1 November 2006; 54 (9): 45–52. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2006.862
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